Apple Does It Better, Again

Getting tired of stories about how Apple continues to succeed?  Then skip this post. There have been thousands of articles and books written about successful marketers who exceed expectations and delight customers.  Apple continues to exceed expectations in hundreds of ways that most of us don’t notice, but here’s a few of the most obvious: Read more about Apple Does It Better, Again[…]

Serendipity Found – on the college campus

Not that the folks who run Kenyon College need any more reasons for students to consider spending a lot of money and four glorious years in Gambier OH,  but I recently discovered something there that I thought had become extinct:  the ability to have an unplanned discussion.  While I love mobile phones and app phones for Read more about Serendipity Found – on the college campus[…]

Apple’s Secret iPhone Weapon: The Improbability Button*

I’ve been able to get my iPhone to perform quite a few interesting tasks by clicking what I call the “improbability button *” on the iPhone headset.  As of this point, I’ve seen no prototype for similar function on Android phones.  Apple may really have an advantage here… *with thanks to Douglas Adams “The Hitchikers Read more about Apple’s Secret iPhone Weapon: The Improbability Button*[…]

Apple Weeds Porn from the Store — The Lessons

From VHS to the Internet, it’s just a fact that porn drives growth of new technologies.  One of the ways it does that is by pushing on boundaries so the rest of us know where the lines are.  In today’s (Feb 22, 2010) NY Times, Jenna Wortham has a great article: “Apple Bans Some Apps Read more about Apple Weeds Porn from the Store — The Lessons[…]

What's on your iPhone? — Winter '10 edition

While I should probably be writing part 3 of my epic series on the App Phone Wars, it doesn’t seem wise to spend much time on that in advance of Apple’s big announce today.  And I also need to think about the impact of the new news that the Palm Pre and Pixie will now Read more about What's on your iPhone? — Winter '10 edition[…]

Last Night on FourSquare NYC

Yesterday I took some of my thinking on the road (down the Metro-North tracks to NYC) to visit a rising star in the beverage world and an established star in the field of online publishing.  I had one talk after another on the value of mobile/social applications, the challenges of “doing it right” and then Read more about Last Night on FourSquare NYC[…]

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